Get an overview of this hotel3-star Genoa hotel in Porto Antico, walk to Palazzo di San Giorgio


Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Museo del Risorgimento Istituto Mazziniano, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace, and Palazzo di San Giorgio. White Palace and Old Port are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

A bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 30 rooms provide free WiFi, minibars, and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hair dryers, and phones.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This Genoa hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services.

Hotel Acquario is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 30 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Le Maschere - Onsite restaurant.

Antico Galleone - Onsite restaurant.

Il Pesce di Oro - Onsite restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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2.6 out of 5
54% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
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Poor hotel;not worth the price

2 out of 5
Posted Oct 20, 2014
Pros: Only the location
Cons: A lot, before it can reach 3* status
I simply do not understand how this hotel got 3-star rating. I stayed in a 3-star hotel in Genoa before. Hotel Acquairo was so poor that at most it would be 1-star compared with the other hotel. I stayed at 3-star hotels in Turkey and in Turin, compared with those Acquairo would not even deserve 1-star. Rooms very small, had very poor facilities. Very poor sound proofing, toilet ,perhaps not dirty but looked stained because of regular wear and tear. Breakfast was very poor. If this hotel offers you a single room for 30 dollars a night you might consider staying there, I personally would not. The 70 dollars I paid was a total waste of money. The receptionist during day time could speak some English but the one at night did not know a word of English. I would never stay again in this hotel.
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Only if desparate.

2 out of 5
by from Spain
Posted Oct 15, 2012
When I could not find hotel and telephoned, ..the receptionist could not speak English...the hotel is pretty shabby and the rate ( during boat show time ) was very high.The area is one to be careful of at night I feel.
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Not impressed

2 out of 5
by from San Diego, CA
Posted Mar 29, 2009
The service is standard but the room was small with no view, and especially the next door bathroom noise was louder than your own room's and the wall was too thin. Couldn't sleep with the next room's loud TV and kids noises (regular noises if you are in the room).
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Fantastic Location - But You Need A Sense of Humour!!

3 out of 5
by from Barnet
Posted Oct 2, 2008
We had a lot of fun staying at this hotel which is situated near the Porto Antico in the heart of the old town. However the description of the hotel is not strictly accurate. There is a steep flight of steps from the entrance up to reception. There is then a very small lift which serves all floors. There is an area where one could enjoy a drink but it hardly qualifies as a spacious bar. The staff on reception are a real collection of charecters. Although they do not speak English we were able to make ourselves understood, and a faulty shower door and cracked toilet seat were repaired and replaced promptly. The rooms have been recently renovated although not to a very high standard. They are plain and simple but perfectly adequate. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were lovely and warm. There is air conditioning, and double glazed windows which are effective at limiting street noise. There is no safe in the bedrooms and there was no safe available at reception. Breakfast was adequate but very basic. I really enjoyed staying here because we were right in the heart of the old town with its narrow streets and little shops, and the musuems and churches were all close by. Public transport was readily accessible. If you like your cities rough and ready and not tarted up for the tourists then Genoa is the place for you. Hotel Acquario is in my opinion worthy of two stars rather than three. Nevertheless we had a wonderful stay here.
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1 out of 5
Posted Sep 23, 2008
The staff were friendly and helpful, but the hotel was not in good condition overall, and my room was very small. The hotel was not in a particularly nice area of town. All that can be coped with if you've decided to stay at a really cheap hotel, but for the price I expected better.
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on the edge of the old town

5 out of 5
by from South West
Posted Dec 29, 2007
over looking one of the many narrow walkways in the old town,the area below with its shops and buzz are a great introduction to life in the city(but you could have an early call,when some of the shutters go up)a very good location for most things,it is hard to get your bearings at first.
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2 out of 5
by from bolzano
Posted Oct 17, 2016
Pros: Posizione buona
Cons: Mancanza parcheggio convenzionato.
Location: Vicino Acquario, vicino centro.
Colazione scarsa manca il pane bevande senza gusto( macchina caffè ottima) Entrata hotel puzza di muffa.
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3 out of 5
by from münchen
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Super gelegenes, kleines Hotel dass schon in die Jahre gekommen ist. Jedoch für einen Kurztrip definitiv ausreicht und das Personal ist mehr als freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ausstattung und Frühstück ist nicht der Hit aber außerhalb gibt es sowie so genügend leckere Restaurants bzw Bäckereien, bei denen wir sowieso frühstücken wollten und haben. Stände sind nicht in Genua Stadt sver dafür gibt es viel zu sehen, das Hotel ist gleich am Hafen u zentral.
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Scelta last second

3 out of 5
Posted Mar 25, 2016
La prima camera faceva odore di fumo.. Per fortuna c'è l hanno cambiata e l altra era colazione é a buffet..
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Delusione totale

2 out of 5
by from Marsala
Posted Oct 7, 2015
Pros: niente
Cons: tutto
Location: ottima
Posizione ottima e personale gentile le uniche note positive. per il resto l'hotel vale meno di 2 stelle e intanto te lo fanno pagare come se fosse da 4 stelle! Lo sconsiglio e non ci ritorneremo!!!!
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